Remembering Eden

Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine Submit Poem

Submitted by Ed Higgins

Lying in clover and brome
eye against the sky
that never blinks,

although daily closes,

distant smoke wisps
above the chimney
drifting over wild lupine:

prayer’s hopeful rise
heavenward.
Eve there with child again
pouring ash in boiling lard
to scrub & clean away

dark earth’s laboring stain.

Tall poplars we first planted
shadow the late summer’s
afternoon sun––

on the house I will die in.


About the Poet

Ed Higgins’ poems and short fiction have appeared in various print and online journals including recently: Peacock Journal, Uut Poetry, Triggerfish Critical Review, and Tigershark Magazine, among others. He is also a Writer-in-Residence at George Fox University, south of Portland, OR, and an Asst. Fiction Editor for Ireland-based Brilliant Flash Fiction.


Painting: Jan Brueghel – The Original Sin

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